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ICD-10-CM Code L81.4
Other melanin hyperpigmentation

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

L81.4 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other melanin hyperpigmentation. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code L814 is used to code Lentigo

A lentigo (/lɛnˈtaɪɡoʊ/) (plural lentigines, /lɛnˈtɪdʒᵻniz/) is a small pigmented spot on the skin with a clearly defined edge, surrounded by normal-appearing skin. It is a harmless (benign) hyperplasia of melanocytes which is linear in its spread. This means the hyperplasia of melanocytes is restricted to the cell layer directly above the basement membrane of the epidermis where melanocytes normally reside. This is in contrast to the "nests" of multi-layer melanocytes found in moles (melanocytic nevi). Because of this characteristic feature, the adjective "lentiginous" is used to describe other skin lesions that similarly proliferate linearly within the basal cell layer.

Specialty: Dermatology
MeSH Code: D007911
ICD 9 Code: 709.09

A mild form of lentigo simplex

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for L81.4 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
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MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #606-607 - Minor skin disorders without MCC.
  • DRG Group #795 - Normal newborn.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Parasitic melanoderma (disorder)
  • Atrial myxoma with lentigines (disorder)
  • Familial dyskeratotic comedones (disorder)
  • Metastatic malignant melanoma with diffuse hypermelanosis (disorder)
  • Nevoid lentiginosis (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'L81.4 - Other melanin hyperpigmentation'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code L81.4. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Riehl's melanosis (L81.4)
Melanoderma, melanodermia (L81.4)
Melanosis (L81.4)
Lentigo(congenital) (L81.4)
Melanosis (L81.4) +


Other dyschromia (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code L81.4 and a single ICD9 code, 709.09 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: L81 - Other disorders of pigmentation

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